Fawns, confirmed to be orphans, are raised together each season and later released at a property in the Upstate, where the herding animals can get acquainted with more mature deer in a safe way.
This once orphaned bobcat, “Bobbie,” was carefully raised by Keeper of the Wild and recently released into the wild.
Kinser, founder and director of Keeper of the Wild, has logged hundreds of thousands of miles responding to wildife rescues over the past 25 years. She’s shown here with a rescued baby raccoon.
A fawn gives Debby Hill, Keeper of the Wild’s education director and orphaned deer volunteer, a lick on her face. She was later released on a private, no hunting property in the Upstate and was recently sighted with her own fawn, born in the wild.
Janet Kinser, director of Keeper of the Wild, with a rescued baby raccoon.
Photo by Keeper of the Wild